Category: Coop

Looking for a Revolution bike? Try a Raleigh instead.

Raleigh Strada 1 2018

The Raleigh Strada 1 2018, ideal for getting around town At Bike Co-op HQ, we’re accustomed to our buyer Michael enthusing about the latest high-end offerings from, say, Whyte or Cervélo. Michael is the first to admit that these high-end models are all very well if you have the cash to splash, but he also… Read more »

Anatomy of a Mountain Biker

The mountain biker is a curious beast, for whom no downhill trail is too gnarly. Use our guide below so you can spot one in the wild. Know a mountain biker? Share using the buttons below. Shop Mountain Bikes

Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op voted Britain’s Best Bike Shop

We are overjoyed that our Edinburgh Bruntsfield store has been voted the Best Bike Shop in Britain by more than 21,000 people from all over the UK, who cast their vote in Cycling Weekly’s annual poll. The people’s favourite From the lovely Cycling Weekly article about the winning result: “You get the impression speaking to… Read more »

Complaints about cyclists – and ways to respond

complaints about cyclists - bingo card

Anyone who’s ever read an article about cycling will know that the comments section quickly descends into a cyclist-hating rampage, which is why we made the Cycling Bingo card above. Why not treat yourself to a game? How to respond (some suggestions) Cyclists don’t pay road tax. Road tax was abolished in 1937, and was… Read more »

What bicycle tyre pressure is best?

Bike tyre pressure PSI sidewall

The minimum and maximum tyre pressure range is embossed on your bike tyre sidewall. Your bicycle rides on a cushion of air, courtesy of its pneumatic tyres – as long as your tyres are properly inflated. The recommended maximum pressure is almost always embossed on the side of the tyre. Better still it might state… Read more »

Win a Born to Cycle (Forced to Work) T-shirt | Limited Edition

We’re giving away 5 limited edition t-shirts (designed by yours truly) that will identify you as one of the tribe. All you have to do is submit a photo on the form below. Please don’t try and enter the competition in the comments below. The form is up there! ^ (It might be loading…)

Top Notch Trail Attire | Mountain Bike Clothing

Endura MT500 Print Jersey £33.24 Price Tracked The MT500 jersey stands out for its mountain bike styling, its bold print, its ultra light weight, its silky feel and its fast wicking comfort. Buy now > Endura MT500 Spray Baggy Short II £75.99 Price Tracked Endura MT500 Spray Baggy mountain bike shorts are dedicated to helping… Read more »

Cycling across Scotland and back again to fight cancer

scottish highlands

Guest post written by Adam, Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative fan and proud Genesis Croix de Fer owner Scotland C2C2C – Day 1 Foreword Somehow I got involved with some random people scattered across the country via a forum on the internet. Against my better judgement I met up with these people two years ago and rode… Read more »

Why a 1x (one-by) bicycle drivetrain might be the way forward

1x drivetrain

Introduced by SRAM in 2012 for their top-end 1×11 mountain bike drivetrains, one-by (usually referred to as 1x) groupsets are growing in popularity for all types of bicycle, including road, hybrid and electric bikes. 1x drivetrains are now available in a growing range of iterations including 1×9, 1×10, 1×11 and 1×12, and not just from… Read more »

United We Ride | What it’s all about

United We Ride - Edinburgh Bike Coop

  We’re not elitist here at the Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative. We believe cycling is for everyone, whether you’re into commuting, mountain biking, road cycling, touring or just pottering about. While our shop staff and mechanics are true diehards, some of us only cycle on the odd weekend or purely for commuting – just like many… Read more »